Spezza named new Senators Captain
Ottawa Senators Jason Spezza stands in front of Milan Michalek, left, and Cory Conacher, right, during the team's practice at Scotiabank Place ahead of game five of their Stanley Cup Eastern Conference semi-final NHL hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Ottawa on Tuesday, May 21, 2013. (Patrick Doyle / THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Jason Spezza has been named the new captain of the Ottawa Senators.
The announcement comes on the same day the Detroit Red WIngs announced Senators former Captain Daniel Alfredsson will wear his Number "11" on their team.
Back and knee injuries limited Spezza to just five regular-season and three playoff games last season, and he conceded to TSN earlier that not being invited to Canada's Olympic orientation camp "gives me a little chip on my shoulder."
The 30-year-old Spezza has 228 goals, 393 assists and 621 points.
Chris Phillips and Chris Neil will be the alternate captains.